Changes to ADE files - towers on apron and approach

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mozart
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Changes to ADE files - towers on apron and approach

Post by mozart » Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:09 pm

I used ADE to change some gate sizes and airline assignments for Kai-Tak. Now I have some scenery elements showing up that shouldn't be there, notably some large housing towers on the cargo apron and also in Kowloon, as well as hills in the approach path. I have read a thread from 2017 that reported those same issues, and Martin said that he'd re-do VHHX and a proper exclusion file. I did also try the solution suggested there by one poster to de-activte the file hongkong.bgl in P3D sceneries folder, but like for many others that didn't help. I do not have these issues when I make no changes to the ADE file.

What am I doing wrong? I am running P3Dv4, the latest version of Kai Tak (with the P3Dv4 installer), ORBX. In ADE, I am asked whether I also want to compile black spots. I have tried both with and without compiling them, same result.

Thanks for any help.

Chris
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Re: Changes to ADE files - towers on apron and approach

Post by martin[flytampa] » Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:42 pm

If you just load your VHHX (load BGL from our FlyTampa/KaiTak/scenery/ folder) and edit that it may work better.
mozart
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Re: Changes to ADE files - towers on apron and approach

Post by mozart » Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:06 am

martin[flytampa] wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:42 pm
If you just load your VHHX (load BGL from our FlyTampa/KaiTak/scenery/ folder) and edit that it may work better.
Hi Martin,

Not sure I properly understood your advice. I think I did exactly what you suggest I'd do.

I did open the file "VHHX_ADEX_FLYTAMPA.bgl" which is in \Prepar3D v4\FlyTampa\KaiTak\scenery. When I open P3D and position the plane at VHHX, no problem.

Then, I use ADE and open that bgl file. I make some changes (some gate sizes, some airline assignments), save and compile, and put that into \Prepar3D v4\FlyTampa\KaiTak\scenery. I start P3D again. I can see planes at the gates that I want to have them - but then suddenly I have default buildings on approach IGS 13 and on the cargo ramp.

I also read this thread, viewtopic.php?f=15&t=10414&start=14, and used the bgl file that you posted there. Same problem.

So: how can I change gate sizes and airline assignments without having default buildings show?

Thanks,
Chris
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